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Postcard of Meeting Street, Quorn

This is a view looking down Meeting Street, with the blacksmith's forge on the left and the Blacksmiths Arms pub on the right.

The publisher or photographer isn't known, but there are other postcards of Quorn that are fairly obviously in the same series. Using the other cards as a guide, the date is probably around 1934.

The card has not been posted, but it may have been put in an envelope. The message is written right across both sections and says:

[In ink] This is the hunting village where royalty often are seen.
Main Street.
[In pencil] I favour them with a visit myself sometimes when I have nothing on.

The sign on the left above the forge says 'T Holmes'. The rest is difficult to read, but looks like 'Shoeing, General Smith.'
There is an interesting heap of assorted items outside the forge. The bellows and the kettle (for quenching), for the job in hand, can be clearly seen. To the left there seems to be a lamp post, a harrow, assorted wheels and other items.

A motorbike and sidecar can be seen parked outside the lodge to Quorn House.

The Blacksmiths Arms (known locally as 'The Blackies'), is still a Marston's pub, serving an excellent pint!


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 Submitted on: 2009-07-30
 Submitted by: Sue Templeman
 Artefact ID: 426
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